Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features interesting MLB analysis, state DFS legislation, and more.
- Ben Lindbergh: how teams try (and fail) to preserve their secrets.
- Dave Cameron writes on the devaluation of analytics as intellectual property in MLB.
- Nathaniel Grow: MLB and workers’ compensation.
- Journal article: MLB Advanced Media and its counterproductive takedown notices to fans.
Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports
- Dustin Gouker has what you need to know about MLB Commissioner Manfred “reexamining” sports gambling.
- Maryland becomes fourth state to introduce sports betting legalization Dustin Gouker has more.
- Meanwhile Illinois now has a bill to outlaw DFS.
- Aaron Swerdlow discusses modernizing termination clauses in NCAA coach contracts.
- Michigan State investigates sexual assault complaint against football players.
Best of the Rest
- Steve Silver discusses how Justice Gorsuch could affect sports gambling, the NCAA, and sports arbitration.
- Jason Cruz breaks down the dismissal of Golden Boy’s lawsuit against Al Haymon.
- Russia to remain suspended for World Athletics Championships.
- Judge reminds retired NFL players to register for concussion settlement benefits.
- Kobe Bryant files notice of opposition to protect his “Black Mamba” trademark.
- Interview with Jeffrey Kessler: sports antitrust guru.
- Knowledge is power: Ford Sheild lists his top sports law books.